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Central Health Operations Update - August 12, 2022

Friday, August 12, 2022

Central Health would like to advise the public that the return of patients and residents displaced as a result of the ongoing forest fires in Central Newfoundland continue. This process began yesterday, Thursday, August 11, 2022, and will continue into the weekend.

Effective tomorrow (Saturday, August 13, 2022) at 8:00 a.m. all services at Central Newfoundland Regional Health Centre will resume as normal.

Central Health would like to thank its many staff and physicians for their tireless efforts to support the transfer and care of patients and residents. Central Health would also like to thank Eastern Health and Western Health for its support in accommodating displaced patients and residents.

Central Health Toll-free Line no longer in service

Central Health would like to advise that the 1-833 toll free phone number that was set up to connect families with patients and residents who were transferred to another health care facility has been discontinued.

Those who wish to contact patients and residents can now contact the facilities directly.

During business hours, Central Health will continue to provide access to Client Navigation at 1-844-651-6214 or by email at

Client Relations services is also available at 1-888-799-2272.

The province recognizes wildfires in Central Newfoundland are causing heightened stress and uncertainty to many residents of Newfoundland and Labrador. Emergency events, such as a forest fire, can lead to fear and anxiety. If you are experiencing a mental health crisis, need support, or are looking for health information, call 811 at any time. If you are feeling anxious and alone, you can also call the Provincial Lifewise Warm Line at 1-855-753-2560, seven days a week from 9:00 a.m. to midnight, to speak with a trained peer support worker who is there and ready to listen. You can also visit to access age-appropriate programs and services that are available locally, confidential and free. Call 811 to find the nearest Doorways Drop-in Counselling Clinics where counselling services (in person or by telephone) are available without an appointment or referral.

Central Health apologizes for this interruption of service and thanks the public for their understanding and patience as we continue to focus on providing safe and quality care for the residents of the central region. If you have any questions or concerns please contact Central Health’s Client Navigator for assistance at 1-844-651-6214 or

The latest Central Health updates can be found at and on Twitter or Facebook @CentralHealthNL.

Residents are to remain vigilant and follow any directions provided by the Department of Fisheries, Forestry and Agriculture at



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